Monday, August 08, 2005

Low-fi: new works by international artists using networked media

We over at low-fi, in collaboration with Stills (Edinburgh) and the 6 commissioned artists, have launched our show: Low-fi: new works by international artists using networked media. Not one for entirely gratuitous self-aggrandisement, I'd (Kris would) think the works in the show would be interesting, relevant or useful to INCITE simpaticos. Dealing as they do with networks and addressing questions like: how to materialise them and to what ends, what are they, how are they tendentiously revealed and/or dissembled, what are our options for interacting with them, in what ways do we value them and what ways do we lack for doing so (anew). Have a wee look:

6 August – 02 October 2005
Open daily 11am – 6pm

Stills, 23 Cockburn St, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP

Mauricio Arango (Colombia/US)
Cavan Convery (UK)
James Coupe (UK)
Radarboy (South Africa/Japan)
Kate Rich (UK)
UK Museum of Ordure (UK)

Low-fi commissions exist to support the production of new artworks that use networked technologies. Although these artworks thrive on the internet, in this exhibition the artists use sound, projection and other methods to inhabit the physical space of the gallery. They work in tangible, engaging and sensory ways to convey ideas about our relationships with the media, technology and digital and commercial networks.

Among the works, Kate Rich forges new routes of import while Mauricio Arango's map of the world reveals how international news media is creating new cartography. James Coupe's sound installation dispenses wisdom gathered from metaphysical travels on the net, while the UK Museum of Ordure invite you to add to their gradually degrading sound files.
Throughout the exhibition, the works react and grow in response to visitors' input - unroll familiar contemporary technologies as one would ancient scrolls in Cavan Convery's Vertical Scroll and take responsibility for the maintenance of radarboy's Big Five Digital Zoo.

Low-fi is an artist collective focused on net art, mediation and distribution systems.